Postgraduate

Shipping and Logistics MSc

Shipping and Logistics MSc

Full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

Profile

Our Shipping and Logistics MSc will prepare graduates from a broad range of disciplines for careers across the broad and exciting shipping and logistics sectors.


Your course during COVID-19

Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the programmes, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to guidelines that may be in place from time to time.

View our COVID-19 Study page, which gives information about your Newcastle University study experience for the academic year 2021-22.

See our terms and conditions and student complaints information


Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK

From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK.

Read our detailed explanation



Applications for this course are now open

You can now apply for September 2021 entry.


About this course

Our MSc is designed for both practising professionals and new graduates from any discipline, typically (but not exclusively) including:

  • engineering
  • law
  • business
  • economics
  • geography
  • IT
  • navigation

We regularly welcome former seafarers looking to transition ashore, providing that their ticket is equivalent to the degree entry qualification requirement.

Our overall aim is to prepare you for successful entry into the global shipping and logistics industry. You'll learn about the industry and its current issues, which will enable you to successfully demonstrate your ability as a potential employee in the sector.

You will also benefit from industry site visits, including our annual field trip to London and a day spent on the School's research vessel, The Princess Royal in order to experience marine operations in practice. This is arranged as a ‘safety seminar’ and aims to give you  a flavour of a day’s work at sea.

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2021 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Careers

Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.

Graduate destinations

As well as shipping companies and ports, potential employers include:

  • logistics service providers
  • commodity traders
  • research and data providers
  • financial services providers
  • regulators and government agencies
  • handling agents
  • ship brokers
  • insurance companies
  • ship builders and repairers

Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

2021-2022 fees


EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals

For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.

If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.

All students

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.


Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • engineering
  • a maritime-related subject
  • economics
  • business

You will also be considered on an individual basis if you have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant practical experience.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course. 

Pathway courses

Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.


Applications for this course are now open

You can now apply for September 2021 entry.


 

Applications for 2022/23

You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021


Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you are an international student or a student from the EU, EEA or Switzerland and you need a visa to study in the UK, you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study with us. The deposit is non-refundable, but we will deduct it from your tuition fees when you register.